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Former DeSoto Superintendent pleads not guilty to four felony charges

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Walter Lee. Photo courtesy of the DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office. Walter Lee. Photo courtesy of the DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office.
DESOTO PARISH, La. (KTBS) -

Former DeSoto Parish School Superintendent Walter C. Lee appeared in state district court Wednesday for arraignment on four felony charges.

Lee pleaded not guilty of two counts of felony theft and one count each of public contract fraud and malfeasance in office.

The charges stem from allegations outlined in an investigative audit by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor's office.

Lee is accused of double-billing expenses to the school district at to the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.

He's also accused of personally benefiting from the return of a leased vehicle and intentionally performing his duties as a superintendent in an unlawful manner.

He's a current member of the BESE. The District Attorney is calling for Lee to step down from the board.

A pretrial date has been set for April 22nd.

 

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